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At Penn State Berks, students have the opportunity to create a college experience unlike any other.
The college will host a celebration in honor of its 60th “birthday” on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 12:15 p.m. at the Perkins Plaza (rain location–inside the Perkins Student Center).

Penn State Berks birthday celebration slated for July 9

Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to a celebration in honor of the 60th “birthday” for Penn State Berks at 12:15 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Perkins Plaza.
Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Evening program

High school students invited to spend a summer evening

Students who will be high school seniors and their families are invited to attend the Penn State Berks Spend a Summer Evening program beginning at 6 p.m. July 17.
Berks student stencils "No Dumping, Drains to River" in Reading.

Berks teams with Reading Public Works

Berks students teamed up with the City of Reading Public Works Department to implement projects that will inform residents about the harmful effects of dumping chemicals and litter into the storm drains leading into the Schuylkill River.
Jovan Tate launches his business Campus Cars

Campus Cars: A dream realized for Berks student

Penn State Berks junior Jovan Tate has launched a pilot program for his fledgling company, Campus Cars Inc., created to bring car sharing to fellow students at Penn State Berks who do not have access to their own vehicles. He gained valuable assistance and advice through the Langan LaunchBox, an incubation hub funded by the Invent Penn State initiative.
female student accepting her diploma at graduation

Krisann Cruickshank receives her diploma

Krisann Cruickshank received her bachelor of science degree in criminal justice on Saturday, May 5 at Penn State Berks. An immigrant and first-generation college student, she credits the faculty and staff at Berks for believing in her and not allowing her to quit. 

Two student marshals lead the graduating class out of Beaver Community Center

Berks to hold two commencement ceremonies on May 5

The first commencement ceremony will be held for students graduating from the EBC Division at 10 a.m. The second ceremony for students graduating from the HASS Division and the Science Division will be held at 2 p.m.
Penn State Berks students prepare and serve a multiple course meal for residents at the Opportunity House.

Penn State Berks students volunteer in local community

Penn State Berks students will spend time volunteering in the local community during the month of April.
The keynote speaker will be Aniyia Williams, former student of Penn State Berks and University Park and a 2007 Penn State Schreyer Honors College graduate, and the founder of Tinsel, a tech jewelry start-up based in Silicon Valley.

Aniyia Williams to speak at Berks commencement

The keynote speaker will be Aniyia Williams, former student of Penn State Berks and University Park and a 2007 Penn State Schreyer Honors College graduate, and the founder of Tinsel, a tech jewelry start-up based in Silicon Valley.
The Nittany Lion statue with a compost container.

Berks Sustainability Team expands composting efforts

While recycling has had a significant and positive effect on the environment, opportunities exist to do more. A good example is composting, which could recycle organics — food scraps, grass clippings, leaves, etc. — that make up more than half of our waste stream.

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